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Jonathan Adam (born 4 September 1984 in Kirkcaldy, Fife) is a British racing driver. He was the champion of the SEAT Cupra Championship in two of its six seasons – winning in 2007 and in 2008. He also won the 2005 Elf Renault Clio Cup. He competed in the British Touring Car Championship in 2009 and currently competes in the British GT Championship, winning the 2015 championship.

Jonathan Adam
Jonathan Adam.jpg
Adam at the 2009 BTCC Festival in Edinburgh.
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 33)
Kirkcaldy (Scotland)
British GT Championship career
Debut season 2011
Current team TF Sport
Car no. 1
Former teams Beechdean Motorsport
Starts 67
Wins 12
Poles 11
Fastest laps 7
Best finish 1st in 2015, 2016
Previous series
20152017
2014
20122017
2009
200608
2004–05
2003
2003
World Endurance Championship
Blancpain Sprint Series
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
BTCC
SEAT Cupra Championship
Clio Cup GB
Formula Renault UK
Formula Ford Zetec Scotland
Championship titles
2017

201516
200708
2005
2004
Blancpain Endurance Cup - Pro-Am
British GT
SEAT Cupra Championship
Clio Cup UK
Clio UK Winter Series

Contents

Career historyEdit

Early careerEdit

Adam began his career in karting, winning the 1999 Scottish Kart TKM challenge, and he finished 5th overall in the British Kart Championship (100 National) in 2002, and also went on to win the "Summerlee" championship at Larkhall.

In 2003, Jonathan finished 3rd overall in the Scottish Formula Ford Zetec Championship, however he was 2nd and 5pts behind Ryan Cannon in the Newcomer's Cup.[1]

Clio CupEdit

Adam moved into the Renault Clio Cup in 2004, and after a season long battle with Ed Pead and Paul Rivett, it was the latter who took the title after Adam failed to finish in the penultimate race at Donington Park.[2] Jonathan eventually finished 3rd in the championship.

Adam then took 4 podiums, including a win, to become the Clio Cup Winter series champion.

2005 saw him resume his battle with Pead in the Clios, which took the championship down to the final meeting of the year at Donington Park, where Adam clinched it with a race to spare.

SEAT Cupra ChampionshipEdit

 
Adam leads Martin Byford at the Croft round of the 2008 SEAT Cupra Championship.

Jonathan competed in another one-makes series in 2006, this time the SEAT Cupra Championship. He finished 3rd, in a competitive series with would-be 2007 BTCC driver Mat Jackson and Alan Blencowe finishing ahead of him in the standings.

In 2007, Adam continued in the championship, driving in the top Leon Cupra R class, and sealed the title with 3 races to go at his home circuit of Knockhill,[3] taking 9 wins and 17 podium from the 20 races. He remains in the SEAT Cupra Championship for 2008. At Knockhill he took a double hat-trick – 2 poles, 2 victories, 2 fastest laps, although he remained 14 points behind championship leader Robert Lawson.[4] He eventually won the championship for the second year in succession.

British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

 
Adam competing at Oulton Park in 2009.

Adam joined the British Touring Car Championship in 2009, driving a BMW 320si for Motorbase Performance.[5] At the first round of the season at Brands Hatch he was first past the chequered flag in the third race of the day, only to be penalised for hitting Jason Plato when he passed the 2001 champion for the lead.

British GT ChampionshipEdit

Unable to find funding to continue in the BTCC, Adam moved to the British GT Championship to drive an Aston Martin DBRS9 for Beechdean Motorsport for 2011.[6] Adam and co-driver Andrew Howard took their maiden win that season at Rockingham in wet conditions.[7] They took pole position at the final race of the season at Silverstone and went on to take the win, allowing to finish the season 3rd in the GT3 standings.[8]

Adam once again teamed up with Howard for 2012, driving Beechdean's Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.[9] They took the first win for the new car in the third race of the season at the Nürburgring.[10]

Racing recordEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2009 Airwaves BMW BMW 320si BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

2*
THR
1

12
THR
2

11
THR
3

12
DON
1

6
DON
2

7
DON
3

13
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

5
OUL
3

13
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

9
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

6
SNE
3

8
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

Ret
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

6
ROC
1

5*
ROC
2

5
ROC
3

6
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

8
8th 116

Complete British GT Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2011 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3 OUL
1

3
OUL
2

DNS
SNE
1

7
BRH
1

20
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

3
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

9
DON
1

Ret
SIL
1

1
5th 113.5
2012 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

9
OUL
2

15
NUR
1

1
NUR
2

7
ROC
1

Ret
BRH
1

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

Ret
SIL
1

15
DON
1

Ret
8th 75
2013 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

22†
ROC
1

7
SIL
1

2
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

5
BRH
1

1
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

4
DON
1

4
4th 119.5
2014 Beechdean-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

3
OUL
2

3
ROC
1

5
SIL
1

2
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

1
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

15
BRH
1

16
DON
1

Ret
5th 98
2015 Beechdean-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

1
ROC
1

7
SIL
1

5
SPA
1

1
BRH
1

4
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

1
DON
1

5
1st 156.5
2016 TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 BRH
1

1
ROC
1

1
OUL
1

5
OUL
2

4
SIL
1

Ret
SPA
1

7
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

2
DON
1

2
1st 163
2017 TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

3
OUL
2

2
ROC
1

8
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1
SIL
1

9
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

6
BRH
1

4
DON
1

1
3rd 150.5

Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed 90% race distance.

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series resultsEdit

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR

5
ZOL
CR

5
BAK
QR

2
BAK
CR

2
9th 36

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR
6
COA
6
FUJ
6
SHA
6
BHR
3
12th 47
2016 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA
3
LMS
3
NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR
5
10th 56
2017 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
7
SPA
7
LMS
1
NÜR
7
MEX
Ret
COA
5
FUJ
6
SHA
7
BHR
6
7th 101

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2015 Aston Martin Racing GTE Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR LEC EST
2
13th 18

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2016   Aston Martin Racing   Fernando Rees
  Richie Stanaway
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
337 24th 6th
2017   Aston Martin Racing   Darren Turner
  Daniel Serra
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
340 17th 1st

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paul Rivett
Renault Clio Cup UK Winter Series
Champion

2004
Succeeded by
Matt Allison
Preceded by
Paul Rivett
Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Tom Onslow-Cole
Preceded by
Mat Jackson
SEAT Cupra Championship
Champion

20072008
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Marco Attard
British GT Championship
Champion

2015
With: Andrew Howard
Succeeded by
Jonathan Adam
Derek Johnston
Preceded by
Jonathan Adam
Andrew Howard
British GT Championship
Champion

2016
With: Derek Johnston
Succeeded by
Seb Morris
Rick Parfitt Jr.
Preceded by
Alessandro Bonacini
Michał Broniszewski
Andrea Rizzoli
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
Pro-Am Champion

2017
With: Ahmad Al Harthy
Succeeded by
Incumbent